Adams is Columbus Day Weekend!
Held during the peak of the Fall Foliage season, RambleFest combines an awesome street festival with the 50th Annual Greylock Ramble, a hike to the summit of Mount Greylock. For family fun during the fall foliage season, come to Adams. Adams is Columbus Day Weekend!
Details subject to change.
Sunday, October 13
RambleFest 15K Two Person Relay Race
Organized by the Berkshire Running Center, the RambleFest 15K Two Person Relay Race will be held along the beautiful Ashuwillticook and ending at RambleFest at the Visitors Center in Adams. Details and registration information will soon be available at the Berkshire Running Center Website.
RambleFest - Noon to 5 - Free Admission
Held outdoors at the Adams Visitors Center at 3 Hoosac Street, admission is free to a festival full of music, food and fun in celebration of autumn in the Berkshires. There will be live musical acts, local craft beer and local wine, great food, produce, outdoor recreation and craft exhibitors. Activities include a toasty campfire, an appearance by the fabulous Henry The Juggler, pumpkin decorating and other activities for the kids. Leashed pets are welcome, so it's fun for the whole family! Historic Train Rides by Berkshire Scenic Railway will also be available, right across Hoosac Street at Adams Station.
Local Craft Brewers
Berkshire brewed beers from Bright Ideas of North Adams will be available, as will locally made wine from Balderdash Cellars of Pittsfield.
Up In The Air - Noon to 2 - Led by Bernadette McMahon, the Berkshires' own Ukulele Lady, Up In The Air performs popular songs from the 20s to the present. Bernadette is joined by Bill Patriquin on guitar and vocals and Ray Gargan on bass.
The Remedy - The Remedy is a new band made up of four seasoned musicians from the Berkshires. Our music bridges 80's to current with a focus on fun, Danceable Pop music! Brian Benlien - Guitar, Keyboards & Vocals/Jim Witherell - Drums & Vocals/John Zarvis - Guitar & Vocals & Rick Williams - Bass & Vocals.
Historic Train Rides
Berkshire Scenic Railway Museum will be offering historic train rides directly across the street from RambleFest at the Adams Station. Take a relaxing 10 mile round trip along the Hoosac River on a circa 1950 diesel rail car. Conductors in vintage costume will present a narration on the history of rail travel in the Berkshires. It's also a great and novel way to view the fall foliage. Tickets: $14 adult, $12 senior, $10 child (ages 4-14), FREE Lapsitter (3 and under).
Pumpkin Painting & More
Thanks to the Youth Center Inc. for offering activities for the kids - including the ever popular pumpkin decorating.
Monday, October 14
The 52nd Anniversary Greylock Ramble!
Since 1967, people that love the fall colors, fantastic views and a great hike in the woods gather at base of Mount Greylock on Columbus Day for the annual Greylock Ramble. It's the ultimate way to experience autumn in the Berkshires. Free shuttles take hikers from downtown Adams to and from the base of the Cheshire Harbor Trail from 8 am to 4 pm. Using the shuttle is strongly recommended, as parking near the trailhead is very limited.
The Greylock Ramble takes place on the Cheshire Harbor Trail which is the quickest and gentlest path to the summit. However, the round trip is 6.6 miles, moderately strenuous and takes four to five hours. There are refreshments and souvenirs available for purchase at the top, but the hike itself and the spectacular views are free! It can be significantly colder and windier at the summit, please dress according.